International String Trio

International String Trio

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

IST is a truly unique string ensemble that prides itself on its stylistic diversity and enormously entertaining live shows. We play it all - Gypsy Jazz, Appalachian folk, virtuosic classical arrangements and acoustic world music (Irish, Klezmer, Russian, Italian, French, Americana, Bluegrass, etc.)


The International String Trio (IST) is a group of exceptionally talented musicians, all alumni of Berklee College of Music, Boston. The group prides itself on its stylistic diversity, delivering Gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk, acoustic world music (Irish, Klezmer, Russian, Italian, French, Americana, Bluegrass, etc.), virtuosic classical arrangements and popular songs from movie sound tracks. The IST enjoys using the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members, hailing from Russia, Japan and England, to influence its stylistic diversity and unique performance aesthetic. Performing up to 120 events a year, including festivals, concert halls, clubs, universities, schools and private homes, the IST is experienced at performing at a multitude of venues, thanks to its small size. Their shows are enormously entertaining, as the Trio strives to provide energetic yet intimate performances. Through these means, their music is instantly appealing to a wide range of audiences, both large and small, young and old.


"Music From All Over The World" © 2006; Record Label - ST Productions
"Appalachia" © 2008; Record Label - ST Productions

Their 2008 CD release, Appalachia, showcases the IST’s command of these many musical styles, presented through a satisfying journey of refined and articulate arrangements, exclusive to this rare instrumentation. Such collective proficiency, both instrumental and conceptual, is seldom seen or heard in today’s ever growing market of gimmicks and one dimensional music making.

Set List

1. Por Una Cabeza (Tango from “Scent of a Woman”)
2. Ashokan Farewell (from Ken Burns's "The Civil War")
3. Those Were the Days (Russian Trad.)
4. Ma Premierre Guitarre (French)
5. Irish Jig (Irish Trad)
6. Swing Gitane (Gipsy Jazz)
7. Appalachian Waltz (Folk, Original)
8. Tarantella (Italian Trad)
9. Tchavollo Swing (Gipsy, from “Latcho Drom” movie)
10. Yossel (Klezmer)
11. Dark Eyes (Russian Trad)
12. Minor Swing (Gipsy Jazz)
13. Jerusalem of Gold (Israeli Trad.)
14. Isn’t She Lovely (pop / jazz)
15. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In (New Orleans Trad.)